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300 East St, Ashburton 8300, New Zealand
(03) 308 1076
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10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Dinner

This was an awesome meal, we really enjoyed it. Service was very nice and we felt welcome. Our orders came out quickly, we didnt spend much time waiting. We ordered a Chicken Vindaloo, a Lamb Korma and 2 Lamb Naan, these were all amazing, and it was definitely some of the best Indian food we have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
meghansheehan
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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Ashburton, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Came to celebrate brothers 19th birthday and was many of our groups first time dining at this restaurant. Upon arrival we were seated, for a Saturday night it was quiet downstairs but appeared to also be a group upstairs. We were disappointed when nobody came to take our orders after being seated for some time, when we went up to... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was an awesome meal, we really enjoyed it. Service was very nice and we felt welcome. Our orders came out quickly, we didnt spend much time waiting. We ordered a Chicken Vindaloo, a Lamb Korma and 2 Lamb Naan, these were all amazing, and it was definitely some of the best Indian food we have had in a very... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Visited these guys while in town on business. Ordered a Chicken Korma and Garlic Naan. One of the nicest Indian meals I have had. Nice creamy, spicy sauce and lovely chicken. Naan was awesome too. Lovely service, quick, restaurant was clean and tidy and seemed like a happy inviting place to have dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have only eaten take-out from Indian minar, but it is absolutely delicious! Never a disapointment, and the restaurant is always busy when I go in to pick up my meal. Would love to eat in one day. One of the best restaurants in Ashburton

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The patter and lovely hot spicy food was tantalizing and the service was prompt and friendly. We love Indian food so are hard judges having a lot to compare among restaurants but Indian Minar is Very Good approaching Excellent and I have some visitors coming who I plan to take there. The portions are generous - we left feeling full.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The food here is divine, some of the best Indian we've had! Rich, creamy curries and a very generous vegetarian platter to start. Nice and warm atmosphere on a cold night. Only negatives were the drink I ordered never actually made it to our table.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

great , all round experience, good food , good service. very friendly staff, quick service , no pressure , relaxed atmosphere, good décor. only criticism all the craft beers recommended on the drinks menu were not available

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lovely meal @ this time of day. Not many in as we were early in for lunch so the service was prompt. No waiting around, was rather nice. Food absolutely great! Thank you Indian Minar.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Best Indian I ever had. Great Atmosphere. Top notch food and service. Would visit again whenever I am back in Ashburton.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a meal there last week after not going there for some time. It was OK, nothing wrong with it but lacking depth of flavour. The service was good, the cleanliness was fine but it lacked excitement, tasted a bit tomatoey and mass made. I will give it another try in a month or two

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 East St, Ashburton 8300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: (03) 308 1076

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?